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The LRS is a relatively low-sensitivity (86dB/500Hz/2.83V), low-impedance (nominally 4 ohms) loudspeaker with a taste for amplifier current. That suggests to me a speaker that will likely sound different with every amp I try—and sure enough, after weeks of auditioning these slender (14.5" by 48" by 1"), quasi-ribbon floorstanding panels, and driving them with a variety of high-quality tube and solid-state amplifiers, I realized that getting the most from the new Magnepans requires not only a sophisticated, current-capable amplifier, but it also requires a sophisticated audiophile with some listening room floor space and a trained ear.
"Whether the tweeter is on the inside or outside, the tweeter should not be closer to the listener than the bass section," Wendell Diller told me. "Measuring from your seated position, if the bass panel is 10' 6" [away], the tweeter should be at least 10' 7"." Think in terms of mid-to-treble balance and remember to not place the LRS parallel to any walls.
I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
I straddled that Greyhound
And rode him into Raleigh and on across Caroline
I woke up high over Albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land.
When the song ended, I was speechless. I could not imagine a million-dollar system playing it any better. Like a child, I played "Promised Land"—America's greatest poem by America's most original poet—over and over, each time louder than the last. Suddenly I wondered: Could the new Maggies play Chuck—loud and with attitude?
Magnepan LRS, anechoic response on mid-panel tweeter axis at 50", averaged across 30° horizontal window and corrected for microphone response, with the nearfield panel response plotted below 300Hz.
Magnepan LRS, step response on mid-panel tweeter axis at 50" (5ms time window, 30kHz bandwidth
Magnepan’s extraordinary LRS ribbon speakers